Crime

Ministers vs Corrections

Government ministers are now being contradicted by their chief executives.

Radio NZ reports on the differences between the head of Corrections and ministerial statements in parliament. Quote:

The head of Corrections has contradicted statements made by senior government ministers in Parliament, that a contract for the public private partnership (PPP) to build the new Waikeria Prison was already in place when the government came to power.

Ray Smith told MPs today, while there were a number of agreements with the consortium the National government had been working with, the signing of the formal contract was still some months away.

The coalition government has been under pressure to explain why it has proceeded with a $750m PPP after Labour MPs vocally opposed using the private sector to build anything other than transport infrastructure.

National said the fact the contract had not been signed showed the coalition government could have pulled out of the PPP if it had really wanted to.

“Whether the government has been deliberately duplicitous or simply chaotic… it is yet another example of its shambolic handling of law and order,” National’s Corrections spokesperson David Bennett said. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

A good judge properly enforces ‘fit and proper person’ test

Yesterday, front page of the Sunday Star-Times, was a story that was somewhat strange, but buried in the middle of it all was a good decision by a good judge: Quote:

Shirley Whyte can’t fathom how her 16-year-old son died. “I still don’t know what happened that day,” she says. “It was a beautiful, clear sunny day and Mark was shot in an open paddock. I want to know what happened and who was there.”

This much is known: Tuatapere man Brendon Diack, another hunter, fired at least one of the shots that passed through Mark Whyte’s green-brown Swanndri on September 21, 1996. Diack admitted a charge of careless use of a firearm causing death, and served 29 days in jail. Remorseful, he later told media he wasn’t allowed to go hunting again, and didn’t want to.

Twenty-two years of grief and anger culminated this week in a court decision that is being hailed as setting a legal precedent in New Zealand gun control.

Because Diack was not true to his word. As the years passed after the killing, he decided he did wish to go hunting again – and five or six times, he applied to police for a new gun licence. Every time, they refused. And so, frustrated, he took the police to court.

Late on Friday afternoon, Judge Mark Callaghan refused Diack’s bid to get his licence back, pointing to the 1996 tragedy and two angry outbursts in 2013 and 2014 to show Diack was not a fit and proper person to hold a firearms licence. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Suspect appears in court, but where is Labour’s internal review?

Young Labour summer camp 2018

The NZ Herald reports: Quote:

A man accused of indecent assaults at a Labour Party summer youth camp pleaded not guilty when he appeared in court this morning.

The 20-year-old was arrested last month and appeared for the first time in the Auckland District Court this morning.

He faces six counts of indecent assault against four complainants and pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

The accused was granted interim name suppression and bailed to appear in court again later this year.

The issue of the man’s name suppression will also be contested later this month. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

Face of the day

A contribution from Whaleoil staff and interns.

A Deputy police commissioner who once had political aspirations

ROSS GIBLIN/STUFF

The recent appointment of Wally Haumaha as Deputy Commissioner of Police has caused some ripples, and Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced an inquiry into how he was appointed.

Part of the reason for the concern is that Wally spoke out in support of his mates Clint Rickard, Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum, saying they were good men and he stood by them. It’s never a good look for Police to publicly support mates that have been convicted of rape, as Shipton and Schollum had been at the time.

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It’s great to have a voice.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

– Martin Luther King

Yet again a cowardly judge goes easy on a convicted murderer

A seasoned thug was afforded leniency by Justice Muir when sentenced for the murder of his 22-year-old partner.  Quote.

Tai killed his partner Chozyn Koroheke with a shotgun burst at close range – no more than 50cm away – on a rainy April 4 night in Pakuranga Heights last year.

Justice Muir said it was a sad indictment on New Zealand society and its shocking domestic violence record that the “circumstances [Koroheke] found herself in were far from unique”.  End of quote.

Turiarangi Tai posing with a pistol two months before Chozyn Koroheke was murdered. Photos / Crown exhibit

If the judge knows this behaviour is not an isolated incident, why didn’t he send a strong message to other thugs about the penalty for beating and killing? Weak sentences are a licence for them to continue their dirty work.Quote.

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The subject evoked in the collage is the debating of political issues with friends in a public place

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Mum gives Kiwi Paedophile a lead injection

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It’s not often that you can get our media to report on a ‘good guy with a gun’ story, but since a New Zealander was on the receiving end, they didn’t have much of a choice this time. Quote:

A New Zealand man who travelled to the US home of a 14-year-old girl he had communicated with online was shot by the girl’s mother, a sheriff said yesterday. Troy George Skinner, 25, was shot Friday after he allegedly smashed a glass door and tried to enter the home […]

Skinner bought a knife and duct tape at Walmart after arriving in the US […]

Skinner, 25, was struck in the neck and remains hospitalised in the intensive care unit at VCU Medical Center, according to authorities. The sheriff said Skinner first encountered the 14-year-old girl using the Discord chat service. End of quote.

– NewstalkZB

Let’s start by congratulating the mum. She deserves praise for defending her house and her daughter from a dangerous creep.

I do have a few criticisms for her though. She broke the first rule of shooting home invaders and assailants.

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I’m the first of a new breed of young gun-totin’, Bible-bashin’, conservative family men fighting against left-wing regressives. Either that or I’m making a heroic last stand for freedom as the sun sets on Christian civilisation.
You can find more of me on Right Minds NZ.

Arrest finally made after he ‘grabbed them by the pussy’

Young Labour summer camp 2018

A twenty-year-old man who allegedly sexually assaulted four young people at a Young Labour party by putting his hand down their pants has finally been arrested.

Name suppression appears to be in place so please DO NOT name him or post photos of him as if you do you will be made a co-defendant in any legal action taken against us. Quote:

Update: Police have issued a statement this morning after this Newsroom story confirming a 20 year-old man will face four charges of indecent assault and will appear in the Auckland District Court on July 5.

Police are believed to have arrested the man at the centre of the Labour Party summer youth camp sexual assault allegations.

[…] The victims were at an evening gathering after a day of workshops and briefings from Labour luminaries including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at a venue near Waihi. The camp was said to have had a ‘mountain’ of alcohol available and the party involved adults and young people, including school students.[…]

The incidents involved the adult man touching male and female victims.

One victim told Newsroom last night: “To know that four months after the assaults occurred, that some action is finally being taken is fantastic. It feels like there’s some closure. After months of backtracks, lack of support and media coverage, its all coming to a head.”

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If you agree with me that’s nice, but what I really want to achieve is to make you question the status quo, look between the lines and do your own research. Do not be a passive observer in this game we call life.

You can follow me on Gab.ai 

Julie Anne Genter should resign after she defends Little’s trivialisation of sexual assault

National made a top play in parliament yesterday, forcing the Women’s minister to defend Andrew Little’s trivialisation of sexual assault in parliament: Quote:

Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter is defending Justice Minister Andrew Little after he was accused of trivialising sexual assault.

The National Party has excoriated Mr Little in Parliament this afternoon for describing an indecent assault on a corrections officer as a pinch on the bottom.

However, Mr Little said the opposition was deliberately mischaracterising his comments.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.

William Hague says the war on drugs has failed and the UK should legalise cannabis now

William Hague, former leader of the Conservative party in the UK has written an opinion piece in The Telegraph about legalisation of cannabis. Quote:

The case of Billy Caldwell, the 12 year old with epilepsy whose vital cannabis oil medication was confiscated by Border Force officials to comply with UK drugs laws, provides one of those illuminating moments when a longstanding policy is revealed to be inappropriate, ineffective and utterly out of date.

That our border officials, with so much to deal with to prevent the smuggling of arms, people, wildlife and much else, should be expected to make off with a medicine that contains a tiny quantity of the psychoactive element in marijuana but had clear benefits for a boy with severe seizures, is beyond ridiculous. It suggests that official intransigence is now at odds with common sense.

Over the weekend, the Home Office sensibly backed down and returned Billy’s medicine. By doing so, it implicitly conceded that the law has become indefensible. It must now be asked whether Britain should join the many other countries that permit medical-grade marijuana, or indeed join Canada in preparing for a lawful, regulated market in cannabis for recreational use as well. End quote.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet. Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet and, as a result, he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist who takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him, you can’t ignore him.